Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rafaèl
Name

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rafaèl

Producer
Year
2017
Blend
Corvina 60%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Oseleta 15%
Share
16,50

The Valpolicella Classico Superiore "Rafaèl" announces itself from the first moments as a red wine with character and personality. The sip is incisive and round, thanks also to the period of refinement spent in wooden barrels and the nose shows a decisive progression of wide and colorful aromas, which from red fruit reach balsamic nuances, closing on slightly toasted and spicy shades. A label where nothing is out of place, with which Tommasi tells one of the different faces with which the Valpolicella terroir comes to life in the glass.

This Valpolicella Classico by Tommasi originates from an excellent assemblage of both local and international red grape varieties. Next to Corvina, which leads the blend with 60%, we find Cabernet Franc and Oseleta, grown in a vineyard located in the surroundings of the small town of San Pietro in Cariano, nicknamed 'Rafaèl'. The must, obtained by the soft pressing of the grapes, ferments at a controlled temperature of 25-30 degrees, macerating on the skins for 8 days. It then proceeds with the refinement, carried out in Slavonian oak barrels with a capacity of 65 hectoliters for a period of 15 months, at the end of which we proceed with the bottling and marketing operations.

The "Rafaèl" Valpolicella Classico Superiore announces itself to the eye with a deep and concentrated ruby ​​red color. The nose senses sensations of good complexity, in which fruity and floral notes alternate with shades of balsamic herbs, which emerge on the finish. The tasting is full-bodied, characterized by a concentrated and pleasant sip, in which the tannins are revealed soft and enveloping; closes with a finish of good persistence. A Venetian red signed Tommasi that goes well with grilled meats and first courses